No offense, but ... whatever: These are the most annoying words of the year 🙄

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Words and phrases can be annoying, like, really annoying.

And for the eighth year in a row, Americans find "whatever" to be the most annoying word or phrase that's used in casual conversation, a newly released poll says.

"Whatever" – a word used to emphasize a lack of restriction, but also to show indifference or a reluctance to discuss something, according to Oxford Dictionaries – bothers 38 percent of Americans.

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That's down from last year, when "whatever" annoyed 43 percent of people. And it's more irritating for people age 45 and older – 49 percent of that age group said it bothered them, while 27 percent of younger Americans find it annoying.

The runner-up for most annoying word of the year is: "No offense, but." It bugs 20 percent of all Americans, while "You know, right" and "I can't even" are irritating to 14 percent of people.

But the phrase "I can't even" – which is often used when someone is overwhelmed with emotion – tops the list of most annoying words for Americans 30 and younger, with 33 percent being bothered by it.

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For the complete poll results, click here.

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